This weekend–April 18-19–visitors to Yellowstone, Yosemite and 126 other national parks that normally charge an entry fee are free. The freebies are part of National Park Week, which is the brainchild of the National Park Service along with the National Park Foundation.
Can’t quite make it to Yosemite to scale Half Dome on such short notice? No worries–the National Park Service runs 407 sites in all, including the 128 bigger spots that usually charge a fee. You can find a place to enjoy the splendor of nature and history near you by checking out nationalparks.org. There’s something for everyone, which was Theodore Roosevelt’s general idea.